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K-State Today

March 28, 2014



Landscape architecture faculty and students participate at national conference

By Courtney Boman

Landscape architecture faculty and students from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design will join landscape architecture professionals and educators from across the U.S. for the annual Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference March 26-29 in Baltimore.

Those participating at the conference include the following:

Anne Beamish, assistant professor, presenting "Common Canopy: Planting the Boston Common."

Blake Belanger, associate professor, presenting "Introducing a Praxis Framework for Resilient Urban Design," with Kevin Cunningham, 2013 Master of Landscape Architecture graduate; "Igniting Creativity in the Design Studio: Continuing the Conversation" and participating in Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture executive board meetings.

Casey Gorrell, landscape architecture student, presenting "The Effect of Fountains on Piazza Usage" poster from work completed with Alpa Nawre, assistant professor, in Italy in the spring 2013, and participating in the graduate student council meeting.

Gretchen Gravenstein, landscape architecture student, presenting "Discovering Spatial Relationships of Fountains in Roman Piazzas" from work completed with Alpa Nawre, assistant professor, in Italy in spring 2013, and participating in the graduate student council meeting.

Jessica Canfield, assistant professor, and Tim Keane's, professor, presenting a Landscape Architecture Foundation project "Assessing the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Landscape Performance Series Case Studies: Strengths, Weaknesses and Prospects."

Canfield, exhibition piece on display during the conference.

Keane presenting "Fragmented Water: Political fragmentation in local governance & water resource management."

Jeremy Merrill, environment design doctoral candidate, presenting "Creativity in Design Students: The Results of a Semester-Long Intervention" with Stephanie Rolley, professor and department head.

Stephanie Rolley, department head and professor, reporting at the department head's meeting on the CELA STEM Taskforce findings.

Jon Hunt, assistant professor, exhibition piece "Strata" on display during the conference.

Joshua Wilcox, landscape architecture student, presenting "Reconnected Riverfront in Downtown Manhattan, KS: Anthropocentric vs. Ecocentric Perspectives" poster, based upon his master's report, major professor Hyung Jin Kim, assistant professor.

Katie Kingery-Page, assistant professor, participating in Integrating Research and Teaching panel presentation.

Lauren Patterson, landscape architecture student, presenting "Walkability in Suburbia — A feasibility study for multi-use trail systems in Kansas City!" poster based upon her master's report, major professor Hyung Jin Kim, assistant professor, and participating in the graduate student council meeting.

Representatives from Kansas State University attending Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture also will be giving a sneak peek presentation to all council attendees about the 2015 conference to be hosted at K-State by the landscape architecture program.

About the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture:
It is composed of virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There also are individual and institutional members from many other parts of the world who belong to the council family. All members of the faculties from these institutions are invited to participate in the council as are others who possess an interest in the academic practice of landscape architecture.